A world of languages

According to Ethnologue.com there are at least 7102 known languages alive in the world today.

Twenty-three of these languages are a mother tongue for more than 50 million people. The 23 languages make up the native tongue of 4.1 billion people.

The graphic represents each language within black borders and then provide the numbers of native speakers (in millions) by country. The colour of these countries shows how languages have taken root in many different regions.

A World of Languages

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